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Hungary to finish Serbia border fence by August 31: PM Orban

Budapest - Hungary will finish building its anti-migrant fence on its southern border with Serbia by August 31, ahead of a previous November deadline, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday.

Hungarian tax office head quits over U.S. entry ban scandal

Budapest - Hungary's tax office chief, whose US entry visa ban last year over alleged corruption soured relations between Washington and Budapest, has resigned, the country's economy ministry said Monday.

Hungary to close refugee camps in populated areas

Budapest - Hungary plans to close its permanent refugee shelters in towns and cities and set up temporary camps outside urban areas instead, the latest response to a surge in migrants crossing its borders.

Hungary starts building anti-migrant border fence

Budapest - Hungarian soldiers on Monday began erecting a controversial fence on the border with Serbia which is aimed at keeping out migrants.

Hungary parliament approves anti-migrant fence

Budapest - Hungary's parliament on Monday overwhelmingly approved the construction of a controversial fence on the border with Serbia to keep out migrants, under new legislation that also tightens asylum application rules.

EU to help 'frontline' Hungary cope with migrant wave: Official

Budapest - The European Commission has pledged to send financial aid and experts to Hungary to help it cope with a surge in illegal immigration this year, a senior Brussels official said in Budapest Tuesday.

Hungary becomes latest country to crack down on Uber

Budapest - Hungary became the latest country on Friday to crack down on ride-booking app Uber, with the government confirming that only licensed taxi drivers would be able to use the service from 2018.

Hungary halts key EU asylum rule, saying 'the boat is full'

Budapest - Hungary said Tuesday it has indefinitely suspended the application of a key EU asylum rule in order "protect Hungarian interests", prompting Brussels to seek immediate clarification.

Hungarian supergranny closes in on world chess record

Budapest - An 87-year-old Hungarian woman aims this weekend to set a world record by beating 1920s Cuban chess grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca at his own game: simultaneous play.

Hungary to build border barrier as EU migrant crisis rages

Budapest - Hungary said Wednesday it was building a four-metre (13-foot) high fence on its border with Serbia to keep out migrants, as the EU struggles to deal with a massive influx of people trying to reach Europe.

Hungary activists take immigration billboard war to Orban's hometown

Budapest - A row over Hungarian government posters seen as xenophobic looks set to intensify after organisers of a counter-campaign say their spoof versions will launch next month, including in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's hometown.

Hungary threatens to shut Serbian border to stop migrants

Budapest - EU member Hungary threatened Friday to close its border with Serbia to stop an influx of migrants.

Hungary steps up anti-immigration rhetoric in face of refugee surge

Budapest - From billboards warning refugees not to steal Hungarians' jobs, to a government survey linking migrants to terrorism, Hungary's government has stepped up its anti-immigration rhetoric in recent weeks, sparking international concern.

Hungary's anti-immigration campaign sparks controversy

Budapest - New anti-immigration billboards put up by the Hungarian government have sparked political controversy, with the head of a small opposition party admitting on Monday that he had vandalised the state-funded posters.

Migration threatens European civilisation: Hungary PM

Budapest - Mass migration threatens European civilisation, Hungary's controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday. "Today mass migration is taking place around the globe that could change the face of Europe's civilisation.

Hungary's far-right Jobbik aims to govern in 2018

Budapest - The leader of Hungary's far-right Jobbik said Saturday he was determined to distance the party from radical elements and move it to the centre in a bid to win general elections in 2018.

Hungary's Orban wants free rein on death penalty

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orban raised again on Friday the thorny topic of the death penalty in the European Union, saying member states should be able to decide on the issue themselves.

Hungary says 'does not plan' to introduce death penalty

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban "does not plan to introduce the death penalty," his chief of staff Janos Lazar said Thursday, after strong EU criticism of Orban's call for debate on its reintroduction.

Hungary to seek public's views on immigration

Budapest - Hungary's government said Friday it will seek the public's views on immigration, including on whether asylum-seekers should be made to work, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban called existing EU rules "stupid".

Alzheimer's breakthrough drug may 'dramatically change' treatment

Researchers in the U.K. will soon begin testing a drug that they say may be the breakthrough for Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia that the world awaits. The drug, Liraglutide, is already on the market as a treatment for diabetes.
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